ALGE problem

Discussion in 'Algae' started by yellowviper, Dec 12, 2003.

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  1. yellowviper

    yellowviper Astrea Snail

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    i have a serious issue ive had my 4 110 vho bulbs in my 55 gal for a bout a month now and all the sudden i have a huge alge bloom . green haze all :-[over glass that replaces itself in like hours of removal. i have been leaving lights on 24-7 is this the issue or is there any algea controll methods you reccomend please help
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    WHy have you been leaving the lights on 24/7? :eek:

    I am sure this is it.
     
  4. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    How long has the Tank been set up?
    I totally agree with Matt, is there a reason you have your lights on 24/7?
    Do you currently have livestock in the tank?
     
  5. yellowviper

    yellowviper Astrea Snail

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    what do you recomend a moon light? or just turn off i have a dwarf lion and 2 clowns  1 anenomie , the tanks has been up for 4-5 months and lights for like 3 weeks
     
  6. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Moon lights aren't necessary.
    If I were you I'd just turn the lights off after 10-12 hours a day.
     
  7. yellowviper

    yellowviper Astrea Snail

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    even when i add corals i dont need light at night some what ?
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Nah.. everything needs downtime. A lot of corals feed at night too.. taking their cue from the darkness..
     
  10. yellowviper

    yellowviper Astrea Snail

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    ;DNIce guys thx i will let you know i will do a watter change this weekend and get back in a few weeks to let ya know thx for help . ill check back please update if you want.
     
  11. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    You might consider reducing the photo period to a very short time to starve the algae out quickly due to lack of photosynthesis and then bring it up to around ten hours slowly. If you have fish only, should be no problem for a few days.
     
  12. eweldon

    eweldon Plankton

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    Newbie,
    Remember that you are trying to duplicate the ocean. There are no corals north of the Artic Circle. ;) Back off on the light and get some turbo grazer snails.

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